2017 Social Security Annual Seminar


The Utah Association for Justice Presents:

2017 Social Security Annual Seminar

December 1, 2017 9:00AM – 4:15PM

Law & Justice Center 645 S. 200 E. SLC UT. 84111

6 CLE Credit Hours

Meeting Chair: Kimberly Stevens of Mountain View Law Group



9:00AM – 9:15AM                          

Welcome and Introduction

Important announcements before we begin from our Program Chair.

Kimberly Stevens, Program Chair                

9:15AM – 10:15AM                       

SSI Requirements (Working Title)

Income and resources, etc.

April Lemire of the Social Security Administration

10:15AM – 10:30AM                    


10:30AM – 11:30AM                    

“Techniques and Checklist for Examining Experts in Social Security Disability Claims"

We will examine techniques for asking medical and vocational experts questions that help establish disability.  We will also look at ways to minimize unhelpful testimony.  Basics forms and checklists for various situations will be included in the materials.  We will also discuss when using your own expert may be appropriate. 

Jay Kevin Barnes

11:30AM – 12:30PM                    

“Disability Claims Arising Out of Employer Sponsored Plans and Individual Policies"

How to handle disability claims that arise out of employer sponsored benefit plans and individual insurance policies.

Brian S. King

12:30PM – 1:00PM                       


1:00PM – 2:00PM                          

Title and Topic TBD

Summary Forthcoming

Judge Labrum for ODAR

2:00PM – 3:00PM                          

“A Vocational Experts View from the Trenches: War Stories and Battle Strategies for Claimant Representatives”

In this session, we’ll discuss the hearing process from the vocational expert’s perspective including the records made available to the VE prior to the hearing, strategies for presenting hypotheticals to the vocational witness, tips for favorable presentation of your case and war stories from a near decade of vocational expert appearances.

Kourtney Layton


3:00PM -3:15PM                            


3:15PM – 4:15PM                          

 “A Critical Review of Functional Capacity Evaluations”

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FEC) is a systematic process of  assessing an individual’s physical capacity and functional abilities.  The FCE matches human performance levels to the demands of a specific task, work activity, or occupation.  Answering the question of what your client  “can do” and “cannot do.”  Learn how this exam helps long term behavior and performance.

Mark D Anderson, PT, MPT, OCS 





Law and Justice Center

645 S. 200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations will require a processing fee of 20% of the original cost of registering.

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